Sri Lanka Trincomale 14/3-2/4-2019

14/3. In the morning we sailed in to Trincomale. On the way in we met Peter and Donna, in the USA trimaran Kokomo, coming in from anchor a long the coast. They have had a terrible night there so we felt lucky having arrived in the morning. After getting contact with port control we could sail in to the cay and also Kimi called us and was there at the cay to take the line. We could stay alongside Commander 7. Kokomo moored at the cay. Nice to see Kimi again. They had been out on a 4 days road trip and we got a lot of advise from Kimi. After clearence that took half a day we sailed out in the bay and anchored were they wanted us to be.

In the afternoon we sailed in with the dingy and went to town for ATM, sim card and bred at Anna’s bakery. We had a very nice evening the Dutch Cafe with Trevor and Kimi.

15/3. Trincomale north town.

16/3 Today we visit Hindu temple out on a peninsula in Trincomale. We took a tuk tuk to the park with a lot of deer and waked up towards the temple. We had to leave our shoos and walk bare footed at the temple area. It was very hot! We saw a women worshiper taking a coco nut with her inside the temple and took oil on and lighten it up. After prier she went out and crashed the nut with a lot of power. Others gave away a miniature baby bed to strengthen fertility. Our friend Yoosuf could explain and we were lucky he was there to take us back to the harbor.

17/3 Work on board the whole day. Nice dinner with nice people from Slow Flight, Starry Horizon and Kokomo.

18/3 Work on board. Washing clothes, write to medical and boat insurance, pictures to website and post to website Indonesia.

19/3 Trincomale shopping uptown. We walked to the supermarket and got a tuk tuk back to the cay. Kristoffer help Lars with getting a program were you can, by yourself, put your position of the boat in Marine Traffic. I write to website. Very nice sun-downer on Kokomo.

20/3 Lars and Peter went in and talked with the guide, Baithulla Yoosuf, about making a four days road-trip for four people. Washing clothes and write to website. Trevor and Kimi came by to see about looking after Alexandra when we are away. Thank you so much.

See road trip Sri Lanka 21-24/3.

25/3 Very tired, photo download, photo to FB, website. Lars made hakkebøf with løg and potatoes. (Ground beef, onion and potatoes).

26/3 Sms from Bonnie said they are soon in Galle so change of plans. Lars borrowed 5 jerrycans from Peter and tanked diesel 3 times 100L with the help of tuk tuk driver 3×300 LKR=34DKK. I went to town and Anna’s bake house after bred, lovely buns and sand-cake.

27/3 contact with Bonnie on SSB. They are in Galle. Lars download a new open CPN with a new version of trip adviser. Lars went in with 5 jerrycans for last load of diesel. Made budget Sri Lanka. We met tuk tuk driver with to big IKEA bags with laundry and were driven to a professional laundry on the other side of town. Also stop at the Cargills supermarket in town for provisioning.

28/3 Test the new tea from Damro BOP Black Grainy Tea-Large, pure Ceylon tea. Not bad. 29 ºC in the salon in the morning and no wind. We write and work with pictures for the web side Indonesia. At 16 hour we get in and tuk tuk (400KLR) to laundry (2000KLR). When we got out on the anchorage we so to Mexican sailing-boats arriving.

29/3 Tuk Tuk with Yoosuf to the Vegetable and fruit market. Very good! 870LKR, 33DKK.

30/3 We put a lot on the web side. Nice dinner at the Dutch cafe with Peter and Donna.

31/3 Clean up under the floorboard. Lars make visa application to the agent “Asad” in the Maldives. Web writing and pictures, communications with Kimi in the Maldives. To Trincomale North for ATM, Anna’s Bake house and Liquor store for lion beer 2X24 6000LKR 227DKK.

01/4 Last shopping in supermarket, bakery, liqueur shop mm. Checking out at 16 hour at the harbor and after that we were not allowed to visit land anymore.

02/4 up 06:30. Hoist dingy on davider and sail to the north-est island in the Maldives, Uligan.

14/3. In the morning we sailed in to Trincomale. On the way in we met Peter and Donna, in the USA trimaran Kokomo, coming in from anchor a long the coast. They have had a terrible night there so we felt lucky having arrived in the morning. After getting contact with port control we could sail in to the cay and also Kimi called us and was there at the cay to take the line. We could stay alongside Commander 7. Kokomo moored at the cay. Nice to see Kimi again. They had been out on a 4 days road trip and we got a lot of advise from Kimi. After clearence that took half a day we sailed out in the bay and anchored were they wanted us to be.

In the afternoon we sailed in with the dingy and went to town for ATM, sim card and bred at Anna’s bakery. We had a very nie evening the Dutch Cafe with Trevor and Kimi.

15/3. Trincomale north town.

16/3 Today we visit Hindu temple out on a peninsula in Trincomale. We took a tuk tuk to the park with a lot of deer and waked up towards the temple. We had to leave our shoos and walk bare footed at the temple area. It was very hot! We saw a women worshiper taking a coco nut with her inside the temple and took oil on and lighten it up. After prier she went out and crashed the nut with a lot of power. Others gave away a miniature baby bed to strengthen fertility. Our friend Yoosuf could explain and we were lucky he was there to take us back to the harbor.

17/3 Work on board the whole day. Nice dinner with nice people from Slow Flight, Starry Horizon and Kokomo.

18/3 Work on board. Washing clothes, write to medical and boat insurance, pictures to website and post to website Indonesia.

19/3 Trincomale shopping uptown. We walked to the supermarket and got a tuk tuk back to the cay. Kristoffer help Lars with getting a program were you can, by yourself, put your position of the boat in Marine Traffic. I write to website. Very nice sun-downer on Kokomo.

20/3 Lars and Peter went in and talked with the guide, Baithulla Yoosuf, about making a four days road-trip for four people. Washing clothes and write to website. Trevor and Kimi came by to see about looking after Alexandra when we are away. Thank you so much.

See road trip Sri Lanka 21-24/3.

25/3 Very tired, photo download, photo to FB, website. Lars made hakkebøf with løg and potatoes. (Ground beef, onion and potatoes).

26/3 Sms from Bonnie said they are soon in Galle so change of plans. Lars borrowed 5 jerrycans from Peter and tanked diesel 3 times 100L with the help of tuk tuk driver 3×300 LKR=34DKK. I went to town and Anna’s bake house after bred, lovely buns and sand-cake.

27/3 contact with Bonnie on SSB. They are in Galle. Lars download a new open CPN with a new version of trip adviser. Lars went in with 5 jerrycans for last load of diesel. Made budget Sri Lanka. We met tuk tuk driver with to big IKEA bags with laundry and were driven to a professional laundry on the other side of town. Also stop at the Cargills supermarket in town for provisioning.

28/3 Test the new tea from Damro BOP Black Grainy Tea-Large, pure Ceylon tea. Not bad. 29 ºC in the salon in the morning and no wind. We write and work with pictures for the web side Indonesia. At 16 hour we get in and tuk tuk (400KLR) to laundry (2000KLR). When we got out on the anchorage we so to Mexican sailing-boats arriving.

29/3 Tuk Tuk with Yoosuf to the Vegetable and fruit market. Very good! 870LKR, 33DKK.

30/3 We put a lot on the web side. Nice dinner at the Dutch cafe with Peter and Donna.

31/3 Clean up under the floorboard. Lars make visa application to the agent “Asad” in the Maldives. Web writing and pictures, communications with Kimi in the Maldives. To Trincomale North for ATM, Anna’s Bake house and Liquor store for lion beer 2X24 6000LKR 227DKK.

01/4 Last shopping in supermarket, bakery, liqueur shop mm. Checking out at 16 hour at the harbor and after that we were not allowed to visit land anymore.

02/4 up 06:30. Hoist dingy on davider and sail to the north-est island in the Maldives, Uligan.

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